Great River Gravel Ride 2018

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by craig6785, Mar 19, 2018.

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Date options hoping for better weather.

Poll closed May 3, 2018.
  1. June 15 to 17

    25.0%
  2. June 22 to 24

    65.0%
  3. Doesn't matter I am going whenever it is.

    10.0%
  1. vwboomer

    vwboomer Buffoon

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    I'll give you half an in---er...nevermind.
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  2. SGrider

    SGrider This space for rent Supporter

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    I can't make the second weekend, that's when we're having an 80th birthday party for my dad.
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  3. craig6785

    craig6785 Been here awhile

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    Well looks like it will be the 22nd to the 24th. I will get more info up tonight.
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  4. craig6785

    craig6785 Been here awhile

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    I added campground and GPS Info to the first post.
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  5. ladyknieval

    ladyknieval Been here awhile

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    Damn, same day as the Dirt Orcas ride in IA City!
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  6. craig6785

    craig6785 Been here awhile

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    What is the Dirt Orcas Ride?
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  7. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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    https://dirtorcas.com. Look at the linked article on the right side of the page.
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  8. craig6785

    craig6785 Been here awhile

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    Thanks Orangecicle!
    Looks interesting well made next year.
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  9. HoloHolo

    HoloHolo 2 wheels !!!!

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    June?


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  10. craig6785

    craig6785 Been here awhile

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    Yes June trying for better weather.
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  11. Thefiddler

    Thefiddler Adventurer

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    Sounds fun, may travel up from the quad cities
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  12. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    When's the last time you guys traveled up here?
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  13. Layton

    Layton Long timer

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    The Fiddler’s bike is a little big for your trails.

    Plus we are waiting for Smudge to be there. (On a real dirtbike not one of those trialsy things).


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  14. geastburn

    geastburn n00b

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    New to the exchange. I am considering going to the Great River Road Rally in Soldiers Grove this weekend and thought I would ride the GRGR to and from to make it interesting. I downloaded the tracks and gps info, but I am a little confused by all of the routes. Its been a few years since my last navigation of the route. Give me some some sense of the 07, 08, etc. labeling. What routes are the most viable for current weather? Any suggestions on more challenging sections?
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  15. bomber60015

    bomber60015 tikkun olam Supporter

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    The labels refer to the year the track was used. As time passed, the routes were simply combined into one file.

    Not sure what YOUR guys weather has been, but, given the 2 inches of rain we got here last night, I'd give it 15, 20 minutes to dry out before trying the routes.

    ;-}
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  16. C.John

    C.John Epic Ride Report Wannabe

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    Bought a new lightweight/pack-able camp chair, so I won't have to rely on using one of Craig's chairs yet again this year..though I probably will anyways.
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  17. super.squid

    super.squid Duke of Dooky

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    I’m coming. This looks awesome.
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  18. super.squid

    super.squid Duke of Dooky

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    Real quick though, what time should I show up on Friday? And when exactly does the shredding begin?
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  19. rizzo27

    rizzo27 Cheers!!! Supporter

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    I was gonna set my camper up early afternoon so I'll be around. But I'm new so, ya.
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  20. Critic

    Critic More or less!

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    "The Fiddler’s bike is a little big for your trails.

    Plus we are waiting for Smudge to be there. (On a real dirtbike not one of those trialsy things). [​IMG]"

    SO! Does that mean YOU will be there? YOU like in Lay-U-ton. And, that would be with 500!
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